Book List in Order: 67 titles

  • A funny and amazing story based on a real-life crow from renowned naturalist and Newbery Medal-winning author Jean Craighead George, with illustrations from long-time collaborator Wendell Minor. A young boy finds a baby crow abandoned, cold and hung...


  • This is the story of the famous Lonesome George, a giant tortoise who was the last of his species, lived to be one hundred years old, and became known as the rarest creature in the world. His story gives us a glimpse of the amazing creatures inhabiti...


  • From the most celebrated children’s nature writer of our time comes a posthumous new novel in the tradition of her Newbery award-winning Julie of the Wolves In 1848 in Barrow, Alaska, a young Eskimo boy witnesses a rare sight -- the birth of a b...


  • Newbery Medal winner Jean Craighead George, author of Julie of the Wolves, wrote more than one hundred books for children and young adults. In her heartwarming picture book, A Special Gift for Grammy, she celebrates the relationship between grandmoth...


  • In the ancient forest, Bubo, a great horned owl, is the undisputed ruler -- feared and despised For a year, the birds and other creatures of the forest have lived in peace and freedom. Then one night, the great horned owl Bubo comes back to claim ...


  • Craig and his friends have a big secret -- they’ve built a real, working rocket. But will the countdown to takeoff begin before they’re discovered? Best friends Craig, Steve, Johnny, and Phil have spent months building a rocket -- not some mod...


  • Procyon, a young raccoon, explores the woods, has great adventures, and learns to survive in the world around him Procyon, a raccoon born in a forest in Minnesota, lives happily with his mother, brother, and two sisters. He spends his days playing...


  • Sycamore Will wants a pet dog so badly -- but a pet skunk might be just as nice! On a farm in the Cumberland Valley of Pennsylvania, Meph the skunk and his littermate, just three days old, are caught in a flash flood and nearly drown in the cold ...


  • Chief Half-an-Ear, the oldest mouse in the woods, is being hunted by all the animals of the forest, who follow his tracks through the snow. But when they reach the end of his trail, none of the animals can find the little mouse chief. Then another...






  • Vison the mink, the bully of his litter, strikes out on his own after the sudden death of his mother Vison the mink has fought for everything -- food, shelter, survival -- almost from birth. The largest of his litter, he bullied his smaller sister...


  • The buffalo, an American icon once nearly extinct, has made a comeback. This stirring picture book tells the dramatic story, following bison from the Plains Indians to the cowboys, Teddy Roosevelt to the Dust Bowl, and from the brink of extinction to...


  • Bestselling duo Jean Craighead George and Wendell Minor team up to show young readers the natural world. The Last Polar Bear is a poignant tale about a boy desperate to save one of the last polar bears in the rapidly changing Arctic environment. Can ...


  • Rachet the cat was cruelly thrown in a river to drown, but she escapes and finds a home with the feral cats living by the Roxville train station. As Rachet learns to live with the cats and other animals, Mike, a local foster child, spots her and deci...


  • Whatever I did, Goose did.Whatever Goose did, Duck did.When I sat down, Goose sat down.Duck sat down too.What's a little boy to do when a goose and a duck think that he's their mother? Especially when they follow him around, doing everything he does!...


  • Sam Gribley lives in the hollow of a hemlock tree, deep in a mountain forest. His animal friends include Frightful the falcon and her offspring and the mischievous Baron Weasel, among others. As winter approaches, both Frightful's daughter and the Ba...


  • After a girl saves his life, Luck, a young sandhill crane, begins the long migration north to Siberia with his parents. Luck and his parents use a special song to find one another: Crackaarr! While his parents depend on rivers, lakes, and mountains t...


  • It's snowboarding season in the Teton Mountains, and the snow at Glory Bowl is fresh. But as Axel and his father, Dag, well know, new snow settling on top of old snow can also mean the risk of an avalanche. While Dag surveys the landscape for signs o...


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    So Charlie brings home Blue Sky, a baby raven with a big personality. Blue Sky imprints on Charlie and becomes a great friend and a source of amazement to the whole family. Granddad, an old naturalist, is intrigued, and he does seem to get better-at ...


  • When Axel and his family take a rafting trip down the swift Salmon River, they sense little risk when smoke appears in the quiet, dry wilderness. Suddenly, orange flames flash dangerously near, and Axel isn't so sure of their safety anymore. Before l...



  • When Axel's dog, Grits, is left stranded after following two climbers up a mountain trail, danger is imminent as a lightning storm threatens. Kaboom! Can Axel, with the help of his dad, make the difficult climb up Cathedral Wall to rescue Grits befor...


  • With a handmade canoe called L'tle Possum, Jack Hawkins sets out on a solo adventure in the wilds of the Okefenokee Swamp in search of the mythical Paradise Island. He never finds Paradise Island, but he does stumble across some very unusual mysterie...


  • The Pilgrims called the celebration the Harvest Feast. The Pawtuxet Indians thought of it as the Green Corn Dance. But the first Thanksgiving was much more than that. Join Newbery Medalist Jean Craighead George and beloved illustrator Thomas Locker a...


  • Amaroq is a lively Eskimo boy who fives at the top of the world with his best friend, Nutik, the wolf pup. Amaroq was named after a great wolf leader; Nutik is the wolf leader's grandpup. The boy and the wolf pup are like brothers.One day Amaroq and ...


  • In an Eskimo village at the top of the world lived a little boy whose name was Amaroq. Named for the great wolf leader who saved the life of his big sister, Julie, Amaroq loved wolves as much as his big sister did.One day Julie brings home a sickly w...




  • Celebrate the cycle of the day, as the earth turnes to and then away from the sun, and meet a wide array of animals from America's east coast to the west as they work and rest, eat and play, just as humans do.Jean Craighead George's lyrical greeting ...


  • G.G. is seven years old and at the age when young gorillas act like human teenagers. He imitates the powerful grown-ups and is jealous of his little sister. Together with the other young gorillas in the tribe, he has formed a gang and gets into all k...






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    Can frightful survive alone?Sam Gribley has been told that it is illegal to harbor an endangered bird, so when his beloved falcon, Frightful, comes home, he has to let her go. But Frightful doesn’t know how to live alone in the wild. She can’t fe...


  • Odon is a baby elephant prince and today he is confused. Silver tusk is pushing the herd on a long elephant walk. They don't stop to let Odon nurse, or to eat the rich savanna grasses. The herd is pressing on to a fun-filled elephant reunion....


  • Newbery Medalist Jean Craighead George lovingly tells the story of three wolf pups--from the moment they open their eyes to the time they lead the hunt. Lyrical passages in her wolf pup diary describe how the pups tumble and play and when they first ...





  • THE STRENGTH OF THE PACK LIES WITH ITS LEADER When Julie was lost on the Arctic tundra, a pack of wolves -- led by the great Amaroq -- saved her life. Now Amaroq's son Kapu has taken on his father's role. Fearless but inexperienced, Kapu must lead t...



  • This mystery begins when Spinner, a New York City native who would rather pirouette than fly cast, catches the family prize––much to her boy cousins' dismay. The prize fish, a huge cutthroat trout, had been thought to be extinct in the river, and...


  • ‘A wounded mountain lion moves from his mountain habitat to a Papago Indian hut in Arizona’s Sonoran desert during a record-breaking July day. All creation adapts to the blistering heat until a cloudburst causes a flash flood. With a measured yet...


  • Henry Rush is spending the day at the Prairie Wildlife Refuge, determined to photograph a prairie dog doing a back flip. But while he whatches and waites at the edge of prairie dog town, he fails to notice the electricity humming through the air. Or ...


  • The Teton mountain range of Wyoming is the setting for this lightly fictionalized treatment, which perceptively describes the mammals, plants, climate, and geological features unique to the area directly above a mountain tree line. Detailed drawings ...


  • From a letter written by her grandmother, Rebecca learns that winter began on June 21, while she was cooling off under the hose. The northern half of the Earth began to grow cold, and the days grew shorter. The birds began to fly to the sunny undersi...


  • Today is doomsday for a young Venezuelan Indian boy's beloved rain forest and its animal life—unless he and a visiting naturalist can save it. "George makes drama large and small out of the minute-by-minute events in an ecosystem . . . gripping eco...


  • ‘An intrepid explorer, young Rebecca ventures into the forest in search of an ovenbird, a warbler reputed to be the wizard of the woods. Readers follow Rebecca’s progress through the day discovering the secrets of the spring foliage and learning ...


  • In an opening Hudson River Valley scene of trees, mountains, water and mist, the reader is told ``to climb a waterfall, go to the foot of the mountains.'' From there, an unnamed, barefoot child called ``you'' hikes up the course of a stream, through ...


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    It’s people versus owls in this laugh-out-loud story about one family’s love for a special little owl, from bestselling nature writer and Newbery Medal winner Jean Craighead George!Borden Watson’s father is out of job, and it’s all the spott...


  • This collection contains ten stories of animals who are beloved because of unusual feats of bravery, intelligence, or perseverance. The stories in this book are the true stories of individuals who through chance, or the times they lived in--but prima...


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    Julie's decision to return home to her people is not an easy one. But after many months in the wilderness, living in harmony with the wolves that saved her life, she knows the time has come. Julie is not prepared, however, for all the changes that...


  • In an all-star salute to the Earth, Lois Lowry, Paul O. Zelinsky, and other distinguished and celebrated children's book authors share their insights about nature. A portion of the proceeds will benefit environmental organizations....






  • Mutant Bug! "When a raven, flies at you, there will, be a murder." That's what Maggie's grandmother once told her, and the longer twelve-year-old Maggie stays with her parents at the Biological Research Station--or Bug Camp, as she calls it--the mor...


  • Liza K. lives in the most wonderful place. Some would say she and her mother were homeless. But Liza K. feels a special closeness to their yellow tent in the secret, unspoiled outpost of the Everglades called Gumbo Limbo Hammock. In the Hammock a ...


  • Two years after Sam Gribley first ran away to live off the land, he is still on his own with his falcon, Frightful. His independent younger sister, Alice, lives in a treehouse of her own nearby. But suddenly, Sam's peaceful life is shattered. Frightf...


  • Like his father and grandfather before him, 14-year-old Tomás Torres dreams of catching a great shark in the Sea of Cortez -- and he will catch it, although there are other things he should be thinking about. With an education, her could someday...


  • "Nukik! Lincoln gasped, his skin tingling. Could this be happening! Had he just seen a whale with a white tail? Was it now going to give itself to him, as Vincent had said?Lincoln still could not believe it. He had had only one thing in mind when he ...


  • "Billie Wind lives with her Seminole tribe. She follows their customs, but the dangers of pollution and nuclear war she's learned about in school seem much more real to her. How can she believe the Seminole legends about talking animals and earth spi...


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    Learning to fly... A gun blast wakes Mandy one morning. Someone in her family is shooting crows again. To Mandy's father and older brothers, crows are pests that have to be kept away from the farm's valuable strawberry crop. Even her younger brother...



  • June Pritchard and her pet sparrow hawk, Zander, are both caught between following the rules and spreading their wings to fly June Pritchard spends every summer with her aunts, uncles, and cousins in the big Victorian house that belonged to her gran...




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    Alone and lost -- on the North Slope of Alaska Miyax, a young Eskimo girl, rebels against a home situation that she finds intolerable. She runs away toward San Francisco, toward her pen pal who calls her Julie. But soon Miyax is lost, without food...


  • With an intriguing mystery, a timely message about protecting the environment, and Jean Craighead George’s award-winning, accessible writing, Who Really Killed Cock Robin is the perfect eco mystery kids—and educators—are sure to love.Citizens o...


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    Sam Gribley is tired of living in a crowded New York City apartment, so he runs away to the Catskill Mountain wilderness to forge a life of his own. No one takes his plans seriously -- except Sam himself. With only a penknife, a ball of cord, forty d...


  • Prospecting for gold with his grandfather in the Colorado Rockies, Doug encounters the strangest bird he has ever seen, a water ouzel, and is forced to save the bird when an avalanche destroys its home. Simultaneous....


  • He is cunning and courageous, and outwits hunters at every turn... Vulpes was the pride of his parents, the smartest pup of the litter -- and he grew into a fast, quick-witted red fox whose abilities became legend among the forest's hunters. Other f...